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Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates with Jae Crowder (99) and Rudy Gobert (27) after the first part of the workforce’s NBA basketball recreation in opposition to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, March 2, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz powered forward in the moment quarter and spoke back each and every overdue problem in beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-108 at Vivint Arena on Friday night time.
Turning level: After Minnesota reduce its deficit to 94-92 halfway via the fourth quarter, the Jazz went on an 11-2 run to create some separation. That incorporated 4 Ricky Rubio unfastened throws — two coming off a Jeff Teague Flagrant 2 foul — a 3-pointer from Jae Crowder and 2 buckets from Donovan Mitchell.
The hero: Rudy Gobert paced the Jazz with 26 issues, 16 rebounds and 4 blocked, whilst Mitchell added 26 issues on 10 of 18 taking pictures.
- Utah outrebounded Minnesota 45-27 and had a 19-Zero edge in second-chance issues.
- The Jazz outshot the T’Wolves 55 p.c to 41.2 p.c in the moment quarter. In the duration, Utah outscored Minnesota 33-21, together with a 20-6 run to finish the first part.
- The Jazz had 21 assists to 14 for the Timberwolves.
Jazz almanac: 32-30, Won 1
Playoff image: 10th position, two video games again of Denver in eighth
Saturday at Sacramento (19-43), eight p.m. (AT&T SportsNet RM)
Monday vs. Orlando (19-43), 7 p.m. (AT&T SportsNet RM)
Wednesday at Indiana (35-27), five p.m. (AT&T SportsNet RM)